Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Atlantic Outlook

From US$ 51.49 per person

Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town and the surrounding beaches and mountains on the circular route up Lion's Head. Soak up a beautiful sunrise or sunset on the mountain before hiking back down under the safe guidance of a local guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy unique views of Cape Town around every corner as you climb via the circular route
  • Opt for the steeper climb up the "staples and chains" or take the longer easier route via the ridge
  • Enjoy coffee and snacks on the mountain while enjoying the incredible scenery
Full description
Meet your guide at the Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point. There is parking along Signal Hill Road if you arriving by car. Embark on the route to the summit, climbing 400 meters along the steep and rocky path. Keeping a slow and steady pace, take time to enjoy the views and photo opportunities en route. Enjoy views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean at the summit with snacks and coffee provided before heading back down the mountain to the meeting point.
  • Safety and First Aid equipment
  • Snacks
  • Coffee
  • Guide
  • Transport to and from the meeting point
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Start of Lion's Head Hiking trail, next to the Vida e Cafe van. Address: 5 Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

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We had a wonderful experience with Fatima, who helped my mom (she never hiked before) and me to the top of Lion's Head during sunrise. Fatima knows a lot - and by that I mean nearly everything - and gives you confidence, stays calm and is very friendly. When we reached the top, we drank the (Douwe Egberts!) coffee she made and we ate the delicious snacks Fatima made herself before the hike. Long story short, doing your first Lion's Head hike you should definitely go with Fatima.

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February 11, 2022

It was realllllly windy but Kyle assured it would be safe, just a bit challenging. I was a bit nervous but I’m so glad I went, it was FANTASTIC. Expect some fairly strenuous climbing but nothing anyone with a normal level of fitness can’t handle. The views all the way up are amazing but nothing beats the view from the top - absolutely breathtaking. Kyle was a very friendly guide who made us feel safe. The rooibos tea and snacks in the cafe were a great touch.

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March 1, 2020

We’ve had Lance as our tour guide. He was amazing! He was very helpful for those who were struggling with the pace during our hike on a very hot day in February. He took care of the whole group and we arrived exactly on time at the sunset spot on the mountain. He had coffee/tea for everyone and it was all in all a very memorable hike. Definitely would recommend this!

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February 14, 2020

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